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QUIZ: Harry Potter at 20 - 20 questions to test your knowledge

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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Stornoway harbour, dated from 1905, was at danger from imported disease.

Education is key to good hygiene

I am opposed to W.Cs as a rule. They require much water, constant attention, and when out of order need the expensive and troublesome services of a plumber.

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Was your best man the best?

Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

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No question over pub quizzers’ charitable effort

No question over pub quizzers’ charitable effort

McNeill’s pub in Stornoway recently held a charity quiz night to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Everybody needs good neighbours ..?

Half of Brits don’t know their neighbours’ names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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There are battles and bonnets galore in the new online battlefield map.

Log on and follow the clans’ charge of the fight brigade

Scotland’s clans have clashed through the centuries and there’s a chance that claymores were once in full swing near you.

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Peatbog Faeries heading for ‘home’ gig at HebCelt

Peatbog Faeries heading for ‘home’ gig at HebCelt

If you’re a fan of those Celtic Dance Music trailblazers, the Peatbog Faeries, but can’t see them live this year, help is on its way.

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Enterprising project in Point

Enterprising project in Point

Sgoil an Rubha held a Developing the Young Workforce Week in January and all pupils had to be involved in an Enterprise project.

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The cost of attending a wedding is going up

Attending a wedding can set you back £800

Couples face an average bill of £800 each time they attend a wedding, according to a survey on the wider costs associated with tying the knot.

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WIAMH and See Me volunteers and staff at the event.

Community comes together to show it’s ok to speak about mental health

Soup and Pudding have brought the people of Stornoway together to talk openly about mental health.

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One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

We’ve long been a nation of pet lovers but new research has revealed how much we really value them as one in five (20 per cent) would consider including their pet on their wedding day.

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Stornoway RNLI Art Sale

Stornoway RNLI Art Sale

Stornoway RNLI has been gifted a total of 25 stunning drawings and paintings completed by artist Richard Walker (1925-2009), to be sold to raise funds for the local lifeboat station.

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Some brits though the Leaning Tower of Pisa was taller than London's Big Ben

Time to brush up on general knowledge?

Which is taller - the Empire State Building or Mount Everest?

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Gazette Letters - BBC bias

Gazette Letters - BBC bias

The BBC is guilty of bias in its recent coverage of the DUP’s beliefs and is breaching its Royal Charter requirement to be impartial.

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Charity advises owners to micropchip their cats

Cat owners reminded of importance of microchipping

National charity Blue Cross has reminded cat owners to microchip their pets now or risk losing them forever if they stray.

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Billy Connolly. Pic: Shutterstock

Billy Connolly fans asked to submit drawings of ‘The Big Yin’ for special tribute

A series of fascinating portraits depicting comedy legend Billy Connolly have been unveiled following a public appeal to his fans.

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Five dogs are stolen in the UK every day, research shows

Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found.

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Laying a wreath at the 2015 Parade.

Isles Cadets Remember St Valery

Army Cadets from Western Isles Company, 1st Battalion The Highlanders will be holding their annual St Valery & Dunkirk Memorial Parade this week.

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QUIZ: Which Scottish gin are you?

It’s World Gin Day (June 10) and we have some delicious offerings from across Scotland.

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